Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has told Alan Ohnsman, the great Tesla beat reporter for Bloomberg, that Model S production exceeds 400 cars per week. Telsa’s production rate is a source of endless fascination for analysts and a key point on many of the earnings calls. Tesla has been at 400 a week for a while; the fact that they are churning out even more than that is good news and raises questions about what demand for the Model S is like in Europe, where deliveries begin later this month.
“We’re above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it,” Musk said in the Bloomberg interview. He further told Ohnsman that in late 2014, the pace is “going to 800 a week. I’m very confident we’ll get there.”